August brings us International Left-Hander’s Day on the 13th. Columbus set sail on his first voyage to the new world in August of 1492. International Homeless Animals Day takes place on the 17th. This month saw the premiere of the movie The Wizard of Oz in 1939. Celebrate International Strange Music Day on August 24. Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Ind. in 1958, and became a worldwide music sensation on MTV, which made its debut in August of 1981. The 44th President of the United States, Barak Obama, was born this month in 1961. And, in the words of musician, writer, actor and activist Henry Rollins, “Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity.”
RetailMLS is the first multiple listing service (MLS) dedicated exclusively to the retail real estate market. Based in New York City, the company has streamlined the process of marketing and searching for retail space by aggregating listings into an easy-to-use, standardized and low cost platform.
Mike Colosimo is CEO of thrdPlace, a web and mobile platform that enables for-profits, non-profits and governments to measure, evaluate and maximize their community outreach. Working to create sustainable change by innovating on the intersection of environmental, social and economic challenges, Colosimo is a proven leader in both technical and creative environments.
With so many new apps launching these days, it’s a pain to sort through them all and discover new cool apps for your device, especially if you have an Android. This week’s Must Have App, Rex (by Mapsaurus), helps to discover new apps through recommendations based on the apps you already use and love.
Alan Jaffe, a jazz tubist and the entrepreneur who developed Preservation Hall into a New Orleans jazz tradition, once said, “New Orleans is the only place I know of where you ask a little kid what he wants to be and instead of saying ‘I want to be a policeman,’ or ‘I want to be a fireman,’ he says, ’I want to be a musician.’” It’s only fitting that music software startup Tutti Dynamics calls NOLA home.
July brings us International Joke Day on the first day of the month. Jokester Bugs Bunny first debuted in cartoons this month in 1940. Bastille Day, celebrated on July 14, dates back to 1790. Princess Diana was born in 1961. You can make your best move on the 20th during International Chess Day. And, in the words of Shooter Jennings, “You were pretty as can be, sitting in the front seat, looking at me, telling me you love me, and you’re happy to be with me on the 4th of July. We sang Stranglehold to the stereo, couldn’t take no more of that rock ‘n roll, so we put on a little George Jones and just sang along.”
Just like Salesforce provides a complete workflow solution for sales and marketing, and Cerner provides a complete workflow solution for nurses and doctors, eKita sees itself as the global platform that standardizes education technology to provide a complete academic workflow platform for students and teachers.
Harry Marshall is the CEO of myFIVEby, a dedicated place for thinkers and makers to share stories, ideas and experiences, engage in conversations with others and discover novel content from the community. Combining the convenience and community of a social network with the creative focus and substance of a blogging platform, Marshall calls it “blogging, reinvented.”
The idea behind Screenleap is simple: the cloud-based service allows you to share your screen in seconds to anyone with a web connection. This capability enhances online interactions and can immediately improve sales and online meetings, collaboration and customer support.